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E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 09-16-2011, 07:31 AM   #21
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lol that was good...who knows.....just seeing if anyone has used it and some feedback, not trying to start a war here about what oil is best...c'mon, i'm sure all synthentic oil will do the job....i know mobile1 seems to be the crowd favorite here, and i can understand why, its so vastly available everywhere....i don't do my own oil changes so i to rely on my indy shop for that...and i usually just wanna be consist with one oil product/brand
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:20 AM   #22
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In all my E30s (5 total) and now in my 2003 325xi and 2003 330xi I have used either Amsoil 5w40 European Formula OR Lubromoly 5w40, changing every 5000 miles. Several of my E30's have well over 225,000 miles and no internal engine repairs (except for timing belt and tensioner on 325ix when required by mileage/time). Had tried Mobil 1, didn't seem to last as long, oil pressure was lower, fuel mileage went down and engine oil temp higher, and cost isn't much cheaper than Amsoil or Lubromoly. My 2 cents worth.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #23
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Yup +1 on the Amsoil. Nice comparison of all the various specs here;

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